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Old 02-28-2003, 12:45 PM   #1
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Bono speaks out against war in Iraq. Thoughts?

Bono was being pretty quiet about the possibility of a war in Iraq, but recently MTV (Germany) has featured video on their website of Bono & Edge speaking out against the war and just yesterday Bono commented that he believes Tony Blair to be "sincerely wrong" in his stance on Iraq.

Anyone have ideas as to why Bono has suddenly begun discussing the issue of a possible war in Iraq?

On another note:
YAY BONO, right on!!!
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:21 PM   #2
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I don't know. I'm surprised he hasn't said anything sooner...but maybe he's been preoccupied with promoting Hands and his for Africa. I'm glad he's finally saying something though!
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:29 PM   #3
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This is soooo going to get moved to FYM...
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Good for Bono. I'd like to see that interview..
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:41 PM   #5
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It hasn't yet!

I'm glad he spoke out. He doesn't have to make a speech about it, but I'm happy he at least admitted his feelings.

People look up to him, he should say what he feels no matter which way he goes with his beliefs.
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at last! I thought he was starting to sleep with the enemy, you know, the end justifies the means. Still I really hope the money comes through for Africa.

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Bono blasts Blair over Iraq

Bono speaks out aginst Tony Blairs stance on Iraq

Bono Blasts Blair
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Old 02-28-2003, 03:13 PM   #8
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Good for Bono. I'd like to see that interview..
I think it is somewhere here: http://www.mtv.de
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Could somebody translate the exact quote? I'd love to put it in my AIM profile.
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Maybe he hasn't been asked yet or been given the oppourtunity yet. He's been in the studio and doing his DATA work and not out and about so maybe this is just the first time he's really been able to say what he thinks.

No he doesn't need an invitation to express his views and he, like other celebrities who have spoken out, could have made his views public at anytime.

I pay close attention to Bono and what his world views are because I truly find him fascinating. He is a man for peace. Make love not war seems to fit well with him. For me, even without Bono saying how he feels about any war, it was clear what his beliefs about this particular war would be.
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Hyperbole headline of the year. Included in this "blast" is the following comment from Bono - "Tony Blair is not going to war for oil," he said.
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What a joke. Bono Blasts Blair. Give me a break.
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Not quite a blast, but not the support many here had hoped for, either.
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I pay close attention to Bono and what his world views are because I truly find him fascinating. He is a man for peace. Make love not war seems to fit well with him. For me, even without Bono saying how he feels about any war, it was clear what his beliefs about this particular war would be.
You just made Bono sound completely like a hippie...

My opinion on the thing, as much as love not war sounds great and would be nice in a perfect world, it's really not realistic in the times we're living in. I dont want war, or like it, but I personally HATE the thought of a regime like Hussein's having weapons of mass destruction.

I personally dont care what someone from Europe has to say about Iraq or terrorism, and what policies the US are taking towards them, whether it's Bono or not. They werent the ones who losts thousands of lives in one day.

He can feel free to say all he wants about Tony Blair though.
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The headline is a bit sensationalist, but then again I'd expect nothing less from Sky News. (It's owned by Murdoch, the same guy who I believe owns Fox News in the US?)

That said, I'm glad to hear Bono speaking out against what Tony Blair is proposing. I liked that he said Blair is sincere in his beliefs about Iraq, but that those beliefs are wrong anyway. I'm very cynical about Bush's reasons for war on Iraq, but slightly less so about Blair, partly because of the argument that Blair is supporting Bush in order to try to "restrain" him and persuade him to go through the UN.

I'm not trying to turn this thread into a big debate on the difference between Bush and Blair though so I'll shut up here.
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